Articles Posted in the " debate " Category

  • And the main stage #GOPDebate winner is…

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog We’re down to eight main stage debate participants (for now), Save Jerseyans, and the narrower field combined with an elevated level of questioning served up by Fox Business and The Wall Street Journal made Tuesday night’s contest the most substantive of the cycle. Hands down!  But who is walking away the […]

  • Christie dives into undercard debate

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog There’s at least some evidence that Chris Christie is moving up in New Hampshire aided, in part, by a geographically-targeted drug reform campaign after a particularly rough run. But that poll was conducted before he got booted from the main stage at Tuesday night’s Fox Business presidential debate. Can […]

  • Christie fails to make cut for Fox Business Debate’s main stage

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Chris Christie will not be on the main stage for the first time this primary season, Save Jerseyans, in a significant blow to the Governor’s campaign, having failed to meet the network’s polling threshold over the requisite period of time… The final line-up was announced on Thursday evening: The candidate […]

  • Marco Rubio’s “I paid for this microphone” moment?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog February 23, 1980. It’s the date when, after a poor performance in Iowa, Ronald Reagan paid for a Nashua Telegraph debate that didn’t happen but nevertheless catapulted him to the presidency, Save Jerseyans. The original plan was for a one-on-one debate between himself and Jeb Bush’s father just three days before the […]

  • Who won the #CNBCGOPDebate?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Well… Who won? And who should go home? How do you think Chris Christie performed? Don’t be shy. Weigh in below: Who won the 8 p.m. GOP debate? Jeb Bush Ben Carson Chris Christie Ted Cruz Carly Fiorina Mike Huckabee John Kasich Rand Paul Marco Rubio Donald […]

  • Christie lives to debate another day

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Polling purgatory won’t keep Chris Christie out of the October 28th GOP debate at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Save Jerseyans. The participants were confirmed on Wednesday and there weren’t any surprises. The debate host, CNBC, averaged polling from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN and Bloomberg announced between September 20th and October […]

  • DiPisa won’t debate with former running mate Cappola

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog 2015’s LD38 roller coaster continues this week, Save Jerseyans. The latest: Assembly candidate Mark DiPisa is refusing to participate in an upcoming debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters after that organization agreed to permit DiPisa’s ex-running mate, Anthony Cappola, to participate in the candidate forum. He wants the Democrats to […]

  • LISTEN: Rooney muses over Christie, Trump and Carson on NJ 101.5

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog In case you missed it, Save Jerseyans, our Blogger-in-Chief and favorite Garden State attorney Matt Rooney joined Chasing News‘s Bill Spadea on NJ 101.5 again this sunny but chilly Friday morning during drive time, this time to opine on the state of the always-interesting 2016 GOP presidential race. Specifically, Matt and Bill chatted […]

  • If you’ve seen one Dem debate, then you’ve seen ‘em all!

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog Last night’s CNN-Facebook-sponsored debate among Democratic presidential candidates was, as the late Yogi Berra said, “Déjà vu all over again.” Soap opera-like in its plot line, you could have watched any previous debate from any previous election cycle, skipped a few in between and then watched […]

  • 5 Takeaways from Last Night’s Democratic Debate

    By Tom Lahey | The Save Jersey Blog The five candidates for the Democratic nomination for President debated the issues last night from Las Vegas and it was, well, an interesting show. First of all, Anderson Cooper did a phenomenal job as moderator and should be seriously commended. He was tough but fair and did […]

  • Take #2: Mazzeo bombs second debate, asks moderator for a time-out

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Updated: Incumbent Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-2) mumbled and fumbled through last weekend’s NJTV debate, Save Jerseyans. Badly. And that’s not just me being a partisan. It was painful to watch. Whatever corrective preparatory action his puppet masters took in the interim didn’t take. When confronted on Tuesday […]

  • Meadowlands Mazzeo chokes, flops in NJTV debate

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Painful to watch? Yup. Even for a Republican who’s rooting against him. The four combatants in this year’s brutal multi-million dollar LD2 Assembly battle clashed on NJTV over the weekend, Save Jerseyans, and if I had to rank the performances, it’d go something like this: (1) Chris […]